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Camera isn't working, no cause.

Hero plus bought years ago, used mildly until last year. Sat on the shelf for 12 months, charged it and brought it out two days ago. Tried to power on now and it beeped, flashed red, then died. Won't turn on, won't acknowledge charge. Extremely annoyed.

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Re: Camera isn't working, no cause.

Battery:

 

Troubleshoot it.  Can you plug just the camera alone to power and does it come on, if that model  allows?  Can you try a Powerbank with the battery out, if the camera allows, and wit hthe battery in  to see if power  accepts?  Do you  have a spare battery to try? can you plug to the computer to see if the usb connection comes on

 

Leaving a canmera sit battery stored, and not used chance the battery is shot, below voltage, there are tricks that can be done safely to  get the bat to charge.

 

1. let the camera with battery sit on charge,  may take  time to   start t oshow life.

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Adventurer
Posts: 13,374

Re: Camera isn't working, no cause.

Battery:

 

Troubleshoot it.  Can you plug just the camera alone to power and does it come on, if that model  allows?  Can you try a Powerbank with the battery out, if the camera allows, and wit hthe battery in  to see if power  accepts?  Do you  have a spare battery to try? can you plug to the computer to see if the usb connection comes on

 

Leaving a canmera sit battery stored, and not used chance the battery is shot, below voltage, there are tricks that can be done safely to  get the bat to charge.

 

1. let the camera with battery sit on charge,  may take  time to   start t oshow life.